Franklin D. Roosevelt to Winston Churchill (September 25, 1941)

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Franklin D. Roosevelt to Winston Churchill (September 25, 1941)  (1941) 
by Franklin Delano Roosevelt

SECRET

TELEGRAM

TO: AMEMBASSY September 25, 1941
 LONDON

 FOR THE FORMER NAVAL PERSON FROM THE PRESIDENT.
 I WIRED HARRIMAN JUST BEFORE HE LEFT THAT THE FOLLOWING NUMBER OF TANKS WOULD BE AVAILABLE FOR EXPORT BY MONTHS AS FOLLOWS:
 MEDIUM TANKS OCTOBER 116 NOVEMBER 184 DECEMBER 304 JANUARY 415 FEBRUARY 425 MARCH 435 APRIL 520 MAY 810 JUNE 785 TOTAL 3994.
 LIGHT TANKS OCTOBER 183 NOVEMBER 180 DECEMBER 180 JANUARY 100 FEBRUARY 110 MARCH 300 APRIL 300 MAY 300 JUNE 300 TOTAL 1953.
 I HAVE SINCE NOTIFIED HARRIMAN THAT FIFTY MORE TANKS WILL BE AVAILABLE PRIOR TO JANUARY 1. THE NUMBER OUTLINED ABOVE ARE MINIMUM FIGURES BECAUSE I HAVE DIRECTED THAT PRODUCTION DURING THE NEXT NINE MONTHS BE INCREASED BY TEN OR FIFTEEN PERCENT. IN ADDITION TO THAT WE ARE PLANNING TO INCREASE OUR TOTAL PRODUCTION NEARLY TWOFOLD. THE TANKS AVAILABLE FOR EXPORT ARE IRRESPECTIVE OF SOURCE OF FUNDS USED TO BUILT THEM. WE ARE KEEPING ONLY A VERY MODEST NUMBER FOR OURSELVES.

ROOSEVELT

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